Community Events Posts

2014 Futures Forum, Sustaining Regional Communities

Cowra Shire Council and the Cowra Natural Resource Management Advisory Committee are proud to be hosting the 2014 Futures Forum, Sustaining Regional Communities. “It is rare to have access to a range of such high-calibre speakers right here in the Central West, including our keynote speaker Amanda McKenzie, CEO of the Climate Council,” John Rankin, […]

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Community Gardens of Central NSW

“Gardens, scholars say, are the first sign of commitment to a community. When people plant corn they are saying, let’s stay here. And by their connection to the land, they are connected to one another.” Anne Raver, garden writer for the New York Times. Over the past few months the team at Centroc have been […]

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Organise a Hundred Mile Event in your community

This week the local organisers behind the successful 100 Mile Dinner in Canowindra announced they were handing the opportunity over to another community. They are not giving up their 100 Mile mantle entirely, suggesting there will be similar events in Canowindra at other times, but it seems likely that a village like Millthorpe or Molong will […]

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Know Food

Over the next few weeks, passionate regional foodie Kim Currie will introduce Shiny Halo readers to the food and food producers of the Central West. In this, the first of her “Know Food” series, Kim looks at the myriad of sustainable food terms and phrases and ties them together in one all-encompassing concept – Know […]

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The Evolution of Events – Sustainable Event Management

Sustainable Events are events – large or small – which incorporate sustainable development principles such as the use of fair trade and locally sourced produce, the use of recycled and recyclable products, and the correct management of waste and rubbish. It may sound like common sense, but there are still many events which don’t consider […]

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To market, to market – regional farmers’ markets

As Woolworths and Westfarmers maintain their hold of over 80% of supermarket sales in Australia*, a groundswell of support is growing for regional farmers’ markets, where people can source fresh, seasonal produce directly from the producers. Orange, with its strong food and wine culture, was one of the first regions in central NSW to establish […]

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Animals on Bikes

It’s quirky, it’s fun, it makes people laugh and it’s free. It’s also been exposed to 10 million prime time television viewers and continues to win accolades and support from around the country. Animals on Bikes is not only a good idea, it has captured the imagination of thousands of travelers who now go out […]

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Landcare’s Earth Hour Tree Planting at Parkes

Earth Hour has shown the world the power that can be generated through people committed to a simple idea for an important principle. In Parkes this year the lead up to Earth Hour was celebrated on March 26th with a community tree planting at the North Parkes Oval as part of the Centroc Shiny Halo […]

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Tour de Trundle – a Cyclist’s Dream!

As cycling fever grips the world and communities lobby governments for safer cycleways, there’s one place that is already a Cyclists’ Paradise – Trundle! There are three things critical to the success of any great ride – safety and adequate rewards and refreshments along the way. Trundle has all these covered. The town’s main street […]

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Breathing life back into rail at Oberon

In an extraordinary commitment to restoring the railway between Oberon and Tarana, the Oberon District’s largest volunteer community group, the Oberon Tarana Heritage Railway Inc, have managed to restore stage 1 of the project – 4 .5 km of rail line between Oberon and Hazelgrove –  in just 5 years. With huge support from Oberon […]

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